About the Regen Centre

About Us

Situated on the edge of the historic village of Riccall between York and Selby, our architect designed, award winning building offers a variety of facilities and services to meet the needs of the community, business, education, sport and leisure. From sporting events to business functions, parties, charity fundraisers, civil partnerships and weddings, we can meet all your requirements.

Our catering, both in-house and in conjunction with our local partners, can provide a range of freshly prepared food to meet your individual needs.

The centre is home to Windmill Nursery and Space Base Out-of-School club. Windmill Nursery offers a professional, caring environment for young children aged from 3 months to 5 years of age. All staff are trained to the highest standards and have valuable experience in childcare, planning all learning activities to meet the latest OFSTED requirements. Space Base Out-of-School club operates throughout the year at the Riccall Regen Centre for children of primary school age.

How It All Started

The management body of The Riccall Regen Centre, Riccall Regen 2000 is an independent Social Enterprise Limited by Guarantee and a Registered Charity. The unincorporated organisation was formed in 1996, with 21 representatives of local community organisations and interested individuals. £1.5m was raised from funders to construct and equip the Centre. The following agencies helped with the funding:

  • The Big Lottery
  • Community Fund
  • European Regional Development Fund
  • Yorkshire Forward
  • Countryside Agency
  • RJB Mining UK Ltd
  • Parish and County Councils
  • The Coalfields Regeneration Trust
  • Plus a number of other trusts and smaller businesses – plaques which acknowledge their support can be found in the Centre’s rotunda.

In addition £25,000 was raised through the local community, over 3 years.

The Riccall Regen Centre operates as a charity and social business, generating earned income in order to meet this purpose. Ahead of its time in design, the Riccall Regen Centre is an environmentally friendly building using solar and photovoltaic panels to help generate the electricity it needs.

The Riccall Regen Centre is community-owned and community-led and strives to achieve excellence in everything it does. Awards include the County's Community Initiative (the only organisation to be awarded it four times) and the BURA Charitable Trusts National Award.

Riccall Regen Centre was officially opened in September 2000.